The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, July 30, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, July 30, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) - MAC and IP Addresses: Personal Information?, Data Governance Law, July 24, 2012

News (U.S.) - US groups: Foreign cloud providers marketing against privacy concerns, IDG News, July 25, 2012

Research (U.S.) - Consumer privacy: What are consumers willing to share, PricewaterhouseCoopers, July, 2012

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - eBay's next target: The under-18 crowd, CNet, July 26, 2012

News (U.K.) - Habbo’s CEO calls for online safety coalition in wake of sex-chat crisis, Venture Beat, July 27, 2012

News (Taiwan) - Teen Dies After Playing Game For 40 Hours Straight, Mirror, July 18, 2012

News (U.S.) – TRO issued in Washington state online sex ad law, Ars Technica, July 28, 2012

Advertising & Search
Research (U.S.) – Americans Roundly Reject Tailored Political Advertising, Joseph Turow, et. al., July 23, 2012

News (U.K.) - Firefox 14 encrypts Google search, The Register, July 19, 2012

Research (U.S.) -  'Sexting' may be just a normal part of dating for Internet generation, Univ. of Michigan, July 24, 2012

News (U.S.) - Parental Control Apps for Smartphones, PC Magazine, July 27, 2012

Research (U.S.) - June 2012 FPF Mobile Apps Study, Future of Privacy Forum, July, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Man accused of stalking Little Leaguers on Facebook for sex, Minn. Star Tribune, July 27, 2012

News (U.S.) - Google's Secret Weapon To Fix YouTube's Awful Comments: Your Real Identity, Forbes, July 23, 2012

News (U.S.) - Twitter Appeals Order That It Turn Over Protester’s Posts, Bloomberg News, July 19, 2012


Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) - 'Do Not Track' Internet spat risks legislative crackdown, Reuters, July 24, 2012

Research (U.K.) – The Right to Privacy in Constitutions, Privacy International, July 26, 2012

News (U.S.) - Congress to Examine Data Sellers, The New York Times, July 24, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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